Updated:11/10/2020 10: 33h
The Military Emergency Unit (UME) has returned this Saturday to the wholesale market of Barcelona (Mercabarna) to carry out disinfection work in the facilities in order to guarantee the safety of market products in Barcelona. As reported by the Defense Ministry in a statement, the 4th Zaragoza Battalion left its base yesterday morning for Barcelona, where it arrived at around 2:00 p.m.
Disinfection work will also continue this Sunday morning, due to the size of the facility. In this way, the UME has once again Mercabarna, as happened last April and May, to carry out preventive disinfection of the premises. According to Mercabarna sources consulted by Efe, when the UME offered to return to disinfect the premises, they responded affirmatively, despite the fact that due to the pandemic they have already doubled the daily cleaning and disinfection of their facilities.
The Government delegate in Catalonia, Teresa Cunillera, in a Twitter message, thanked the UME for being “at the service of the citizenry” and for its rapid response to situations of “greatest need” and stressed that its work is of great importance to guarantee security and protect people. citizenship in the face of the consequences of the pandemic.
The UME is carrying out these preventive disinfections in order to guarantee the safety of market products in places as important as Mercabarna and Mercamadrid. Not in vain, these are strategic enclaves in the supply of food for the cities of Barcelona and Madrid and of great importance for much of the country.